Posted Jul 19, 2009, 8:53:39 PM UTC


All done now!! :D

I think I learned a lot through drawing this piece. It was well worth the time, methinks. The scan does nothing for it, though, unfortunately. The water doesn't look so 'blank' in the original, but no matter the tweaking, I couldn't fix it without wrecking the rest of the surroundings.

This piece was done for a contest in dA, but more because I wanted to force myself to do a drawing than for any other reason.  Also, the woman who's holding the contest is a sweety with some awesome reference photos.

References I used:

Girl by mizzd-stock

Ruins by Khalidia

Waterfall by Cat-in-the-Stock


Thanks for your support, everyone! :wave:

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  • Oct 13, 2016, 5:02:29 AM UTC
    I like the stones and the perspective.
  • Jan 2, 2010, 8:18:14 PM UTC
    Oh my goodness! This is beautiful. I have always loved the way you could make your drawings come to life! Love it!Favorite
    • Jan 21, 2010, 8:03:33 PM UTC
      Heart Thanks, Mallie my dear! How have you been? It's been an age and a half since I've seen you around the internet.
      • Jan 25, 2010, 8:24:57 PM UTC
        I know. I haven't been doing much. I have school, work, and homework. Just a whole bunch of stuff. I finally remembered my password and e-mail on here. I am back on and I might be trying to get back into drawing. I haven't in a couple years. Sad I feel so bad for saying that. I hope you are well. Thanks for asking!!
        • Jan 27, 2010, 9:47:20 PM UTC
          Well, my dear, you know you will always have my support. Smile I hope you find the time to pick up that pencil again. Yes
  • Oct 9, 2009, 10:17:31 AM UTC
    The details, the attention to shadow and light, and all of the other superb techniques you used in this is just wonderfully done.
  • Jul 26, 2009, 7:17:21 AM UTC
    I agree with you, it must be worth the time! I've been waiting and anticipating to see the finished version of this for such a long time Big Smile Just look at all those textures and little crannies and nooks in the rocks! My, it dazzles me.

    My only crit is that the water flowing across the rocks does seem rather blank, but like you said, it is the scanner's wrong Wink

    Wonderful piece!
    • Jul 26, 2009, 7:55:20 AM UTC
      *grin* Yes, I totally agree with your crit. I tried fixing it in Photoshop, but short of literally redrawing the missing pieces, I can't seem to make that section work. Sad

      Thank you so much for the comment! Heart And yes, it has been a long time waiting, especially since I didn't post any more WIPs on PD (I'm trying to go for just finished works here, for my new drawings). But at least I finished it eventually, right? Laughing
      • Jul 28, 2009, 8:00:13 AM UTC
        Haha, Photoshop had never had much mercy on traditional works. It usually 'delete' some part of the lighter lines...

        Just curious, when you scan with a scanner, does your scanner "suck" away the color/shading of the piece and that you have to re-edit a lot of things in Photoshop?

        Yes, there haven't been any WIPs from you for awhile, and it's still good to see that you have finished the piece in the end Wink
        • Jul 29, 2009, 8:10:31 PM UTC
          I wouldn't say I have to re-edit a -lot- of things, but I do always have to tweak my drawings. I've never had something scan just right - more frequently they scan so there's no way I can fix them up to their original splendor. ( :LOL: Splendor, indeed!) But really, scanners, while infinitely useful, are not great at putting the original message to screen. Not unless you're willing to spend way more money than I currently have available, anyway.
          • Aug 2, 2009, 2:47:24 AM UTC
            Haha, I see. I've always just been wondering how some of the traditional artists manage to put what seems like the original colors onto the computer. But so far, I haven't heard anyone being satisfied with their scanners before. Wink
  • Jul 20, 2009, 12:08:46 PM UTC
    sorry I don't have much to crit, the amount of details in this drawing is just amazing. and also the contrasts. really great work.
    • Jul 20, 2009, 4:49:57 PM UTC
      *grin* No worries. Positive comments are also wonderful after all the hard work. It's good to know the time pays off, you know?

      So thank you very much. Your words are encouraging. Wink
  • Jul 19, 2009, 10:41:16 PM UTC
    Wow! The tirelessness you show in your detail is always astounding!

    People like you either make other would-be artists either want to run to a canvas and create a masterpiece or give up altogether! LOL
    • Jul 20, 2009, 7:19:24 AM UTC
      Laughing Piglet, you're a sweety.
      I AM a would-be artist. As yet, I'm virtually unknown in the big wide world of internet. Then again, I don't mind it that way. Smile

      By the by, have you created any of your masterpieces lately? Wink
      • Jul 20, 2009, 10:40:09 PM UTC
        Alas, I have not done any artwork of late, much to my shame. This dang corporate grind tends to sap ones inspiration! Cry
        • Jul 21, 2009, 7:39:00 AM UTC
          Aw! This one would never have come to be if I hadn't been determined to complete it for the contest. The grind of courses is what stops me, though.

          It's a shame you haven't been inspired to pick up your pencil. As I recall, your artwork is lovely. Smile
          • Jul 21, 2009, 11:52:14 PM UTC
            Thanks for your kind words. Actually, I haven't completely given up on my creativity. I have been spasmodically writing a humourous fictional diary about a young man called Andy Brisk - if you like you can find a snippet under my writings section:

            Ciao! Corky Smile